Monday, March 12, 2012
Sketches by Carly #51
Hello! It's been a few days since my last post. We are enjoying some Spring like weather here (well, I wasn't since I worked all day today), but some people did. lol The weather and the switch to Daylight Saving Time is really messing with our internal clocks though, and I haven't been able to get the small man to bed before 10pm either night! I can't do much of anything at night when he's awake because after being apart all day he wants to snuggle. I cannot deny him (or myself) that momma/son time so it's now 11pm and I am just getting down to business. And, let me tell you, I have a crafty To Do list a mile long! So I'm going to try to keep my post brief. Famous last words, right? Haha!
I wanted to play along with Sketches by Carly this week (#51). I wish I had her talent for layouts! And she only 13 years old! That is just so impressive to me! Anyway... Disclaimer: I did take a few liberties with the sketch, but the basic structure is there. This card was a request from a woman at work. She wanted a special 16th birthday card for her daughter's best friend. She told me she likes chocolate, cooking, and reading. I decided to play with one of my new My Favorite Things stamp sets called Well Read. I love to paper piece their images so here I did the couch and the book cover, coloring only her clothes and skin with my Copics. Designer papers are from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad called Lost & Found - Market Street. Flowers are from my stash (a mix of WOC and Recollections). The baker's twine is from Stampin' Up. I just got some of their In Color products, and I love the color combo I used here (Pool Party and Calypso Coral). I paired it with the neutral Soft Suede. I punched a small circle and added some glittered chipboard numbers on top of it. A Martha Stewart border punch and Nesties Labels Seven were also used.
Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E23, E25, E27) and Prismacolor Art Markers (6, 14).
I'd also like to enter this project into the following challenges:
- Stamp and Create: Paper Piecing
- Wild Orchid Challenges: #44-Get In Shape (3 different shapes: rectangle, Labels Seven, circle)
Thanks for stopping by and I'll most definitely be back later this week with more creations to share! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!